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The Grandmother of Juneteenth Launched a Movement

How activist Opal Lee helped turn a cherished tradition into our newest national holiday

 

​Oldest Black Women's Golf Club Plays the Long Game​

​Wake-Robin provides competition, connection and an important legacy​​​

Eric Pryor Makes His Mark in the Arts​

​​First Black leader of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to elevate diverse work​

Entertainment

The 10 Best Commodores Songs of All Time

Stream these Motown hits and get ready to dance

Anthony Anderson Brings the Heat to the New ‘Law & Order’

'Black-ish' star returns for reboot of iconic show

​How Halle Berry Found Her Groove

​The actress-director has had career success

Must-Read Books About the African-American Experience

Top picks suggested by scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

10 Reasons Denzel Washington Is the G.O.A.T.

Watch some of the actor’s greatest films

11 Gems From the Black Film Archive to Watch Now

Bookmark this newly launched cinema treasure trove​

Your Health

ACA Has Led to More African Americans Getting Insurance

HHS report shows disparities in access to care

New Treatments Available for Sickle Cell Disease

They are helping people live longer, productive lives

African Americans Have Become Less Vaccine Hesitant

But other barriers may be holding down vaccinations

Rapid Prostate Screening Could Benefit Black Men

Technology is available to produce inexpensive tests

Skin Cancer Risks Increased for People of Color

Black people have lower survival rates

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Beauty and Style

7 Best Invisible Sunscreens for Darker Skin Tones

​Get plenty of SPF protection without a chalky white residue

​Treating Hyperpigmentation on Darker Skin Tones

​Dermatologists provide tips on how to fade stubborn brown spots on skin

​5 Best Foundations for Black Women 50+​

Makeup brands are offering a greater range of hues for darker skin

We Thrive Together

​‘I’m Going to Fight for This Garden’​

​Shelley Halstead saves condemned properties

Founder of Women’s Cancer Group Removes Barriers

Anne Nwabukwu aids women with breast cancer

Grandpa With Alzheimer’s Thrives Making TikTok Videos

Charles Mallet, 86, has found joy making videos

​Spreading the Joy of Jumping Through Double Dutch

Au​​thor creates masters' team of jump ropers

Nonprofit Founder Works to Transform Urban Communities

Raymond Jetson wants citizens to thrive

Work and Money

Why Many Black Women Are Starting Small Businesses​

Some are deciding the best time to begin working for themselves is now​

Woman Restarts Career at 54 After Caring for Her Mom

AARP Foundation program gave Jacquie Johnson direction and support

Black Business Owners Share Their 3 Secrets to Success

Learning how to turn challenges into opportunities can help your business thrive

Veteran's Voices

Unsung Hero of WWII Boosted Morale by Sorting Mail

Hilda Griggs, 98, is one of the last surviving members of the all-black, all-female 6888th postal unit

Tuskegee Airman Gets Recognition After 74 Years

Inaugural 'Top Gun' winner receives Wish of a Lifetime

Veterans, Service Members of Color Grapple With Disparities

New military study finds racial and ethnic minorities face challenges over jobs, finances, discrimination

Video Spotlight

100-Year-Old Park Ranger Shares Her WWII History

America’s oldest park ranger, Betty Reid Soskin, shares her experiences on the home front

Hidden Figure Who Helped Create GPS Finally Recognized

Mathematician Gladys West, who calculated Earth's shape for the GPS, is finally being praised

Double Dutch Group Makes Exercise Fun

In 2004 Joy Jones founded DC Retro Jumpers to have fun and stay in shape

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